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NBC
Dec 23, 2012 11:00am EST
all! [cheers and applause] chris: gabby giffords who survived an assassination attempt. sam? >> gabby giffords, when she did that, my heart sank. this brave woman coming back from -- she should have been dead. how did she survive? chris: she decided not to run for re-election and she knew she wasn't up for it. >> she made the right decision. chris: what about backbone? >> a republican hasn't voted for a tax increase in congress since 1990 and in the last couple of weeks republicans have talked about and said they're for tax rate increases. that is is a huge sea change in that party, the beginning of wisdom on physical sanity. >> gabby giffords, she did it with a smile. that took a lot of guts to get in front of that huge audience. chris: you can tell a lot of about these pols when people stand up for you. >> i have a new nomination. i would say the republican pizza owner in florida who lifted up president obama in front of the secret service. chris: were they reaching for their guns? >> looking apoplectic. i was one of the pool reporters. he goes up to obama and goes like th
Current
Dec 17, 2012 4:00pm PST
. you've seen all the sikh temple shooting, the aurora, colorado, shooting gabby gifford and on and on. but what about the one that don't get attention. some of the shootings since friday. this is in oklahoma, this is a little bit before the shooting in connecticut an 18-year-old was plotting to attack his high school. he was going to lock the auditorium shoot all the kids and detonate bombs when the cops came in. luckily someone tipped off the police and he was arrested ahead of time. in nevada you have a man who shot and killed his girlfriend and then committed suicide--by gun. now to a different city in nevada in las vegas a man shoots a woman working in the excalibur hotel and then shoots himself. another case of gun violence. then in birmingham, alabama police shot and killed an armed man who wounded and killed two hospital employees. and then another boy shot multiple times and he dies. we move to california city, california. murder-suicide again a 76-year-old kills a 51-year-old woman and then himself. then we go to charlotte, north carolina a 21-year-old male found dead from gu
MSNBC
Dec 15, 2012 1:00am PST
giffords. ron barber, who took gabby giffords' seat in congress after she stepped down to deal with her injuries. he said today, "as those of us in tucson know, senseless acts such as these tear at the very fabric of a community." mark kelly, gabby giffords' husband said today, "i just spoke with gabby, and she sends her prayers from tucson." in oak creek, wisconsin, where four months ago there was another mass shooting at a sikh temple, another six people gunned down at that temple. a school superintendent there today told the local press that she cried when she heard the news out of newtown, connecticut. she said "we always think it can't happen here, and we pray fervently that it won't. but as we know from our experience this summer, it can happen anywhere." the mayor of aurora, colorado, is still helping his community try to recover from the mass shooting there this summer where 12 people were shot and killed and another 58 people were shot but survived. he said today from aurora, "our hearts go out to the people of newtown." colorado's senator michael bennet said today, "as col
MSNBC
Dec 20, 2012 10:00pm PST
tonight. >> thank you. >> the judge who sentenced the man who shot gabby giffords will do tonight's rewrite. >>> i'm going to be joined by a that when he delivers the state of the union address. as you say with the power of paragraphs in that speech. the power of seeing the parents of one of the slain children or all of them there in the gallery, it would be very, very hard for that new congress to look at those family's faces and to vote no on something that would relieve the nation's pain. >> i think the nra has proved that it is not a guarantee that if they organized and spend against you that you are going to loose. >> thank you goemg for joining me tonight. >> thank you. >> the judge who sentenced the man who shot gabby giffords will do tonight's rewrite. just no fun to drive. now, here's one that will make you feel alive. meet the five-passenger ford c-max hybrid. c-max says ha. c-max says wheeee. which is what you get, don't you see? cause c-max has lots more horsepower than prius v, a hybrid that c-max also bests in mpg. say hi to the all-new 47 combined mpg c-max hybrid. >>
MSNBC
Dec 17, 2012 7:00pm PST
and i, lawrence, have talked about too many times these killings in aurora, gabby giffords. it's time. the american people are fed up with these mass killings. >> congresswoman, i have to say that i have covered far too many mass shootings going back to columbine, and we always talk about how things have to change, and you say this time it's different, and i can tell you that the heart wrenching scenes that all of us have seen here and on television are in many ways different because of the young children, the 6 and 7-year-olds, but do you think that your window of opportunity for change is finite, because people do move on, and if so, how do you capitalize on it? >> people go back to their normal day to day living. that's absolutely true. it's going to be up to us and it's going to be up to the grassroots and it's going to be the organizations across the country that are going to be working with us to make sure that when the bill is introduced and as we go forward, we get them involved. i'm hoping that the media down the road will always be concentrating on this. remember, we ha
MSNBC
Dec 18, 2012 1:00am EST
talked about too many times these killings in aurora, gabby giffords. it's time. the american people are fed up how do you capitalize on it? >> people go back to their normal day to day living. that's absolutely true. it's going to be up to us and it's going to be up to the grassroots and it's going to be the organizations across the country that are going to be working with us to make sure that when the bill is introduced and as we go forward, we get them involved. i'm hoping that the media down the road will always be concentrating on this. remember, we have the anniversary of our colleague gabby giffords getting shot almost under the same circumstances. there's a difference, though. the nation did mourn during all these shootings. what i'm feeling now and what people are telling me is the anger, the pure anger that someone could be able to use these -- this kind of gun, large capacity clips and take down all these children. that is what most of -- listen, there are many things that join us together. you know, even here in congress. i will reach out to my republican friends and say, li
MSNBC
Dec 17, 2012 10:00pm EST
. remember, we have the anniversary of our colleague gabby giffords getting shot almost under the same circumstances. there's a difference, though. the nation did mourn during all these shootings. what i'm feeling now and what people are telling me is the anger, the pure anger that someone could be able to use these -- this kind of gun, large capacity clips and take down all these children. that is what most of -- listen, there are many things that join us together. you know, even here in congress. i will reach out to my republican friends and say, listen, this is a time to stand up. this is a time where we have to do the right thing, and for the good of the country and certainly for the good of the nation for our children, they should not be afraid to go to school. no one should be afraid to go to the movies. nobody should be afraid to go anywhere without the thought of possibly being gunned down by these large amounts of guns. >> congresswoman mccarthy, i agree with you that this does feel different, and it has not felt this way to me before. if i had been doing this program on frida
CBS
Dec 6, 2012 5:00pm EST
-profile visit by captain mark kelly, the astronaut husband of gabby giffords. he's coming to town to he >>> it is 5:30. 37 degrees. partly cloudy. good evening. thank you for striking with wjz eyewitness news. here are some of thes we're talking about tonight. baltimore city police take their 1,000th gun off the streets. what does this milestone mean? wjz is live at city police headquarters. investigator mike hellgren takes a deeper look with one woman touched by violence. mike? >> reporter: and mary, city police said they will continue to focus on gun crimes. the mayor said this this no cause for celebration. still, it's something she certainly wanted to highlight. >> this is the 1,000th gun taken off the streets of baltimore this year. the mayor and commissioner held a press conference, trumpeting the accomplishment at the crime scene. >> we are, again, relentless in our pursuit to make sure that erneighborhood in our city is a safer neighborhood and that baltimore becomes one of the safest big cities in the country. >> i want to see 1,000 cases solved. >> reporter: daphne alston k
FOX News
Dec 13, 2012 1:00am PST
there will be blood, i need you to step forward and say listen, when i said that gabby giffords speech, i meant it. i'm the president of everybody here now and the reason you saw that explosion in salt lake city, 'cause there is around half this country right now thinking i'm pretty sure this guy doesn't even like me. why on a weekend near christmas when you have a guy like psy and it's fine, that whole dance craze, that -- i guess it's the asian macaca rapen noodles or something. when you have that guy in 2002, wrote a song about the american soldier saying die slowly and then go and kill their mothers, fathers, daughters, and brothers. you know, i feel like -- mr. president, where is your sense of propriety? why can't you take one instance and say, maybe i don't shake his hand. maybe i don't shake hugo chavez's hand. we're part of this deal, too, and we feel completely estranged to you. barbara walters is there for life. i'm a guy out here thinking, wow, this is the first time in my 59 years i've got a president who i believe actively dislikes people like me. that's a weird place to
MSNBC
Dec 20, 2012 7:00pm PST
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FOX Business
Dec 15, 2012 6:00am EST
wiping away a tear. >> we are hearing about aurora shooting kicked off with gabby giffords what happened in the parking lot that day. more and more we are hear being the same themes. >> the president is the first person to get these calls. for more on the president's reaction we go to james rosen. >> guys, good morning to you. we saw a range of reaction from officials in washington. the topple elected republican house speaker john boehner issued a call for unity. the horror of this day is unbearable but we will lock arms and unite as citizens that's how americans rise above unspeakable evil. >> the leading advocate for gun control carolyn mccarthy of new york whose husband was killed and bad will he injured in a mass shooting on the long island rail road she struck a more assertive tone i agree this is not the time to talk about gun control. it should have been talked about years ago when we started having these mass shootings. it should have been done when gabby giffords was shot. she described a conversation she had prior to election day with white house chief of staff jack li
MSNBC
Dec 27, 2012 7:00am PST
husband of gabby giffords, former representative who herself was a victim of a mass shooting. he's been a really vocal spokesman on this issue for gun control. they also started interestingly enough a political action committee where they're going to raise funds to support candidates who are on their political wavelengths. he says he will not run. he has not counted out a railings all together. >> we go back to the democratic convention. this is an individual that really did shine. we're talking about san antonio mayor julian castro here. >> absolutely. he is somebody who hit the stage, was the first latino to have a primetime spot at the convention. since then he's focused on san antonio, his role as mayor, but interestingly enough has a 2014 memoir coming out. we know how that has played out for politicians liking to vault themselves onto the national stage. >>> paul ryan, what do we expect from him in 2013? >> obviously not where he would want to be, back in the house of representatives, not in the west wing helping to lead the country, but he's not going to fall back into the s
Current
Dec 17, 2012 5:00pm PST
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ABC
Dec 21, 2012 11:35pm PST
, husband of former congresswoman gabby giffords, grievously wounded in a mass shooting last year. gabby and i are extremely disappointed. the nra could have chosen to be a voice for the vast majority of its own members who want commonsense reasonable safety guards on firearms but instead it chose to defend extreme pro-gun positions. but the nra's message today wasn't aimed at its critics. it was a stark reminder to its allies, politicians who need the nra's support. toe the line. >> they stifle any meaningful discussion about these issues everyone, whether you are a democrat or republican, you are afraid of them. they bully you. >> reporter: deborah magguard, former leader in the house of representatives, life-long member of the nra, a staunch conservative. she supported gun rights throughout her career, earning an a-plus rating from the nra, until this year. when she opposed a bill allowing tennesseeans to carry guns in cars. >> never voted against them but the one time we say, wait a minute. this is really not a good idea, they came after me as hard as they could. >> reporter: they su
CNN
Dec 19, 2012 6:00am PST
, including gabby giffords. we've also seen movements from democrats who are nra-backed democrats like mark warner and joe manchin and even harry reid. i think that we really are at a tipping point where this specific tragedy, because unfortunately it did involve 20 of our most vulnerable, innocent angels, children, i think is something that the public has just had it with. and so while i think it's good that the president did announce this committee, i do think that actual legislation needs to come out of it. >> well, let's talk about actual legislation, ana. do you believe actual legislation will be introduced? and can it actually pass even if it is? >> i absolutely believe that senator feinstein's going to go through with her word. and introduce legislation the first of the year. that it's going to be the first legislation that gets introduced. i think she's committed to this. and i think this is a different moment in time, carol. i think it's a different moment in time for everybody. you know, from the american public, journalists, politicians. it's just something about the recurrence o
WETA
Dec 23, 2012 9:30am EST
of the frequency of the shooting we've seen. there is representative gabby giffords last year, the movie theater. now we're in to kindergarten classrooms. >> two multiple shootings since the newtown shooting. >> there has. but we also should go back to the second amendment itself. and take a look at what the framers of the constitution were thinking. if you read the text that seems to imply that they meant guns to be just owned by militias for the purpose of safeguarding what they call a free state. looking back at that language it doesn't seem like kind of things happening now is what they had in mind at all. >> but the problem that we have had supreme court decision that pretty much upheld the idea that people do have an individual right to own guns. i am actually much more comfortable with limiting the magazines that are available. than i am with certain types of weapons, we already outlaw automatic weapons. they have been ought ought lawed for many years. the idea that you need 30 round clip or 50 round clip or whatever, that to me seems to be a more fruitful area to look at be
PBS
Dec 16, 2012 3:30pm PST
connector between these big shootings, gabby giffords in arizona, aurora, colorado, and today, friday, what happened in connecticut, what you see is someone who is mentally deranged getting ahold of a weapon and coming in and killing a lot of people. there are discussions about limiting would can get a gun based on whether they're mentally stable or not. >> that's already a law. look furnishings eve got mental illness -- >> it's not working, obviously. >> it's a little bit loose. >> if you've got a criminal record and you've got mental problems and you're not allowed to purchase a gun, even in relatively loose gun states. >> what is that assuming -- sorry. >> it's assuming that the gun dealer is interrogating the gun pre psalmed purchaser. >> but john the gun dealer -- >> and the gun dealer says -- >> i'm familiar with. this i've got a collection, but you go to a gun dealer, they call up, or you're in there purchasing that gun, and said, does this gay have any record of mental illness or something like that. they call a central headquarters, does eve a criminal record. before you are
CNN
Dec 22, 2012 4:30am PST
, including congresswoman gabby giffords, severely injured. some say that government and society can take action to prevent violence. that's up 15%. >> a discussion has re-emerged as to what we might do to not only deter mass shootings in the future but reduce epidemic of gun violence that plagues this country every single day. >> that was the president on wednesday as he announced a new effort to prevent such shootings. minds are changing, 43% say the elementary school shootings make them more likely to support gun control laws, 15-point increase from january 2011. and 52% say they now favor major restrictions on guns or making guns illegal, a five-point rise since early august, following the colorado movie theater incident where 12 people were killed. the poll also indicates a big bipartisan divide and gender gap with most democrats and women in favor of gun restrictions and most republicans and men opposed. randi? >> paul steinhauser, thank you very much. we talked about putting armed guards in schools. ian tweeted the solution must be comprehensive. mental health check on purchas
ABC
Dec 10, 2012 5:30am EST
kelity husband of gabby giffords is in town today. he is speaking at an event in baltimore to benefit the snyder center. >> the perfect gift for the o's fan that goes on sale today. 5 pack includes a ticket to opening day and vouchers for four other games in the month of april and may. they go on sale beginning at 10:00 this morning. >>> the outpouring of support for those who lost everything during sandy continues right here at home. the student government at loyola university put on a christmas basketball game sunday and teams were made up from each class and students acted as the coaches. many of the loyola students and alumni are from the areas hardest hit by the storm and raised $900 for relief. >>> and speaking of sandy, the rolling stones are the latest group to join the lineup for the concert that is going to be airing on 12-12-12. it's held at madison square garden on wednesday. proceeds are going to sandy relief funds and nearly 2 billion people worldwide will be able to watch or listen to that concert on television, radio or the internet. of the musician bruce springsteen a
CBS
Dec 23, 2012 6:30am EST
. >> gabby giffords who came back from a real tragedy and is now back and deserves all the commendation that you can muster up. >> that's a lovely tribute and choice. >> massachusetts campaign was looking sad and troubled there for a while. but she has stuck to it and came out the winner. >> republican governor scott walker. this has been gummed up already by buchanan. despite a bruising show down recall, plus organized labors national money war chest lined up against him, scott walker won handily. does he have a future? >> he does. and you copied mine pretty well. >> most original thinker? >> my magazine the american conservative, which an awful lot of people are looking at and commenting favorably on. something different than the consecutive interventionist. >> do you have a membership to that magazine? >> no, i don't get a dime for it. >> thanks for clearing that up. >> original thinkers misguided senate candidate todd akin in missouri, who says if a woman is legitimately raped the body shuts down and cannot conceive a pregnancy. >> fed chairman bernanke who literally redefined the role o
CW
Dec 19, 2012 10:00pm PST
guns and violence -- glorifies guns and violence. >> reporter: after gabby giffords and 18 others were shot in arizona and 12 were murdered in a colorado movie theatre, the president offered up words but little else. now words appear to be yielding to action and impatience. >> i would use all the powers of this office to help advance efforts aimed at preventing more tragedies like this. we won't prevent them all but that can't be an excuse not to try. >> reporter: biden wrote the bill that imposed the first-ever ban on assault weapons. it expired in 2004. mr. obama noted former president ronald regan supported that ban and said the newt town massacre changed minds. >> the vast majority of responsible gun owners would be some of the first to say we should be able to keep an irresponsible law-breaking few from buying a weapon of war. >> reporter: the president wants biden to build support for legislation to renew the ban, ban the sale of large-capacity ammunition clips, and subject fire sales at gun shows and to private deals to a federal background check. >> it will take commitment
CBS
Dec 15, 2012 6:00pm PST
. similarly, there was no shift in opinion after the shooting of congresswoman gabby giffords two years ago. category woman carolyn mccarthy, who lost her husband to gun violence, will try again to ban high-capacity ammunition clips. >> high-capacity magazines is something i'm definitely going to be reintroduced in the new congress. i happen to think that just by cutting that amount of bullets that are available can save an awful lot of lives. >> reporter: at the blue ridge arsenal in virginia, some gun owners also agree that the massacre in connecticut is a tipping point. >> we're talking about children. definitely. this is the-- a time where we're going to have to get really strict on guns. >> i get it. guns can be unsafe in the hand of people that either have mental disorders or people that haven't been properly trained. >> reporter: getting to a middle ground will be very difficult, despite the horror of yesterday's shootings. the politics of gun regulation are a third rail that most lawmakers around here shun, and that makes any kind of meaningful action, as the president put it, a
LINKTV
Dec 19, 2012 3:00pm PST
going with gabby giffords. i thought for sure that our colleagues would see this as what it is, that there are too many guns out on the street. and the ones we're after, if you look at all of the shootings lately, or the assault weapons -- are the assault weapons and certainly the large magazine clips. this time i would not hold my voice. i said, no, i will start speaking. i am glad to see the white house, and i am proud the president is coming out and saying that we're going to do meaningfully -- do something meaningfully. there are other things we can do. down here for the last couple of years, we have cut the budget, especially for those programs that are in our districts that have to do with mental health. the after-school programs that help some of our troubled children. there are things we can do on the education committee. by the way, i want to say that the school in connecticut did everything right. everything was right. they followed the security plan to the t. the only thing that we saw that possibly could have been improved was the shattered glass on the door where unfortu
MSNBC
Dec 24, 2012 9:00am PST
are mentally ill, and you saw this happen with gabby giffords and in terms of columbine. obviously, this incident as well. virginia tech. what do you do when you recognize someone that's got a mental illness problem that could be a threat, and how do we as a society handle that? i would suggest to you, that's the thing that's emerging out of that and what we need to do is figure out that broad solution not necessarily jump to the solutions that we're comfortable with. >> the nra lobbied against giving any kind of state database in place that would have given a red flag that loughner was amassing that type of weapononry in arizona to assassinate gabby giffords and then when we talk about adam lanza, i don't know if we would even be having this story, gentlemen, this big conversation, if adam lanza had just shot and killed nancy lanza, and that brings us to the question of whether or not we can allow someone who is deemed to be sane like nancy lanza to have a wealth of money at her disposal, to go out and be a begun enthusiast, to teach her kids how to shoot, but adam lanza didn't go
MSNBC
Dec 17, 2012 7:00am PST
we did in the case of arizona, where gabbi giffords was shot, as we did with the movie theater shooting in colorado, but we move on. is there a fairly small window of opportunity to essentially move on something that can be driven by this anger that a lot of americans are feeling, this heartbreak, james? >> that's certainly the case as you say, that there is this doing one thing at a time phenomenon both for us in the news media and for the political system, too. as soon as some new emergency comes up, whatever we were concerned about two days ago seems not to matter. i think, however, there are a couple reasons to think this might be different. unlike other people on the show, i'm old enough to actually remember the political assassinations of the 1960s and there were so many of them, so routinely, there was a sense this cannot be just the norm of american life which i think was what the president was saying last night. we've gotten used to all these shootings every week or two and if we're going to accept that, that is just something terrible about our national essence. i was
MSNBC
Dec 14, 2012 5:00pm PST
in the year, i was in arizona when gabby giffords and the others were shot there. and you do have a sense everywhere you go, obviously, that there is a senselessness to it, there is a lack of understanding, that no amount of information that we get about the shooter can truly help us to understand how someone could do this. but there is a heaviness here that is almost undescribable, ed. and i think it is related to the fact that we're looking at these young, innocent children that if a shooter goes into a elementary school and opens fire on a classroom, he knows that the victims are going to be children who should by all rights, as so many people have said, have their whole lives ahead of them. and the sense of loss, the enormity of the loss is difficult for me to put into words here tonight. >> chris jansing in newtown, connecticut. thank you for joining us tonight and reporting here on "the ed show" on msnbc. thank you so much. the magnitude of this tragedy is enormous for this community of newtown, connecticut. people are concerning to houses of worship and faith leaders, several
MSNBC
Dec 17, 2012 1:00pm PST
, including in my hometown, tucson, where former colleague gabby giffords was seriously wounded and my present colleague ron barber was seriously wounded, people died and a child died, and yet here we are again. and i think that that is the frustration i sense from americans across this country. >> and yet, sir, thank you for raising your former colleague, gabby giffords. if congress wasn't able to respond on this matter having in their very own presence a woman who had been shot in the head, if congress couldn't do anything after that, why do you have any confidence now that things have changed? >> because of the confidence, quite honestly, i have in the american people. everywhere i have been the last few days, that is the topic of conversation, and it is not one about debating gun control and the second amendment. the question is posed to me, what are you going to do about this? why do we have to have assault rifles? why do we need 30, 60-clip magazines? why are there loopholes to allow 40% of the guns sold in this country not to have any background checks? why aren't you going to d
CNN
Dec 12, 2012 9:00pm PST
mark kelly. he's gabby giffords husband. and an astronaut. and he talked to me earlier. welcome back to you, mark. >> good evening, piers. it's great to be here. >> i saw a story in the last few days. it said that smith & wesson had increased gun sales by 44% since barack obama was re-elected. they never had numbers higher of people applying for clearance and licenses. i saw that terrifying. what is your reaction to the extraordinary proliferation in gun sales? >> it's surprising. president obama hasn't really addressed the gun issue at all he was elected the first time. you know, during his first four years in office. while the issue has come up, there hasn't been much done to address the problem. although, walmart also saw record sales in ammunition, following his first inauguration. i'm quite surprised by that. i didn't hear that statistic from smi from smith & wesson. but it's interesting to see. >> when i have this debate, a lot of americans say, listen. it's the second amendment. it's our constitution. we have a right to bear arms. and primarily, we want to have guns to protect ou
FOX News
Dec 12, 2012 8:00pm PST
get your face kicked in. and the president wants to back that gabby giffords thing up, he ought to step up and say, stop it! enough of it! and he'd be a better president. >> bill: okay. do you agree with me that things are getting worse? i think this is just the beginning and the civil war comment, i think that's where we are right now. we're a divided nation, no doubt. >> of course we are, billy. listen, i'm in the escape pod with dr. evil or whatever the hell that character was in mike myers' film. we have got the bear cat. we're about to explode off the spaceship. let's talk about one of the signs of the end, though. what about the people on that list that barbara just had, by the way? what the heck was that? honey boo boo? at least i prefer her to sandra fluke who i think of as honey boo hoo, always whining over there. then we got this james woman who has got the new popular book, i guess they're thought of as harry swatter books. that's the new cause celeb there. and michelle obama chiding one person on that list, gabby douglas, who weighs around ten pounds, she is telling her
MSNBC
Dec 31, 2012 9:00am PST
gabby giffords, et cetera, and this washington post graphic actually shows new stories about gun control. the aurora shooting and the representative gabby giffords shooting, but if you look at that kufsh, it quickly falls off in the weeks thereafter. as horrible assist sandy hook was, is there any chance with all the other news with the fess cal cliff, with everything else that, we can sustain the level of outrage long enough for a task force to produce legislation that can pass? >> i think if it was ever going to happen, it will happen now. we're seeing things we have never seen the president do, and we're seeing thing in congress we haven't seen quite at this level. i mean, the president for the first time in his entire time in the white house is actually talking about gun control, period. that alone is progress. the only things he has done to date in the white house were to pass two laws that actually expanded gun rights. >> right. >> now he has a task force. it's led by joe biden. he has already convened it twice. he has met with law enforcement officials, with mayors, and mo
CNN
Dec 15, 2012 10:00am PST
was posted on facebook by captain mark kelly, husband of gabby giffords. that's a family that knows a lot about the kind of tragedies that can happen on an otherwise beautiful day that turns into carnage. let's look a statement that he has put into facebook. he says, as we mourn, we must sound a call for our leaders to stand up and do what is right. this time our response must consist of more than regret, sorrow, and condolence. the children of sandy hook elementary school and all victims of gun violence deserve leaders who have the courage to participate in a meaningful discussion about our gun laws. and that's an example of discussions among people you know and around the country and around the world raising questions with a special focus on gun laws and at the same time being driven by a lot of passion and intense emotions about what we're all going through. this experience traumatized people everywhere. parent like me and people of all ages and stripes. one of the people who weighed in is an ireporter who sent us this video. he's in washington, d.c. he has daughters and he was act
CNN
Dec 13, 2012 12:00am PST
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MSNBC
Dec 14, 2012 10:00am PST
happened to gabby giffords, out of school context, but gun violence has been epidemic in this country going back for decades and we go through temporary periods after the reagan assassination attempt and after, you know, several of these other incidents where we have an assault weapon ban and then it is permitted to expire. >> we know the contours of this debate, and it will get heated after an appropriate period of mourning and absorb this tragedy, but it is worth adding all sides of the debate. we don't know what the motive is here. we don't know more about the shooter. we don't know about the weapon involved. we know this is another horrifying case of gun violence. >> here we have hundreds of children in an elementary school. children age 5 to 10 years old. here is one of the children after this morning's terrible incident, which apparently started around 9:30 when the kids were all in -- >> i was -- i went in the hall when, like, everybody heard the bullets. >> yeah. >> they, like, went into a total panic. >> how are you doing? what went on in your head as this was happeni
MSNBC
Dec 15, 2012 12:00am PST
got to tell you, ed, i remember my friend gabby gifford was shot down and her constituents were killed. we thought that would stir the nation. apparently we haven't seen any real action in congress since then. there are heroes, though, ed. i don't want you to get the impression that nobody in congress is fighting for change. >> oh, i know. there is just not enough of them. >> carol mccarthy. that's right. i'm going to tell you this, though. we're not afraid of the nra. we're ready to confront them. and we have legislation that we want to see taken up that would ban high-capacity clips, stop the gun show loophole, and have mandatory background checks. these are reasonable things. and we need the american people to insist from the white house on down that we take these pieces of legislation up immediately, and that we pass them, and that we confront anyone, these second amendment extremists who think that any kind of sane, sensible gun legislation is going to take guns away. which is ridiculous. >> and gentlemen, i need to point out. mothers against drunk driving made it uncool to
FOX News
Dec 15, 2012 9:00am PST
husband of gabby giffords who survived the shooting massacre. killy was on a trip to beijing. giffords synds her prayers and he said our lead ares must do more than regret and sorrow. >> everyone is is bound in grief and sorrow and bafflement over this event. >> what do you do when a place of laugher and learning becomes a scene of horror? what is your young sterse thinking. >> even the youngest is sure to hear about what happened, what do you tell them and what role should faith and god play in all of this? we'll tony perkins and we have a conversation coming up with connecticut state police lieutenant paul sprance coming next. [ male announcer ] red lobster's crabfest ends soon. hurry in and try five succulent entrees, like ourender snow crab paired with savory garlic shrimp. just $12.99. come into red lobster and sea food differently. and introducing 7 lunch choices for just $7.99. starts with arthritis pain and a choice. take tylenol or take aleve, the #1 recommended pain reliever by orthopedic doctors. just two aleve can keep pain away all day. back to the news. share "n
CBS
Dec 16, 2012 8:30am PST
. obviously, assault weapons, the clips, you may remember when jared lockener in the gabby giffords shooting tried to reload, tha that's when he was tackle and and it seemed most of the people involve head mental instability. those are the three areas i think we'll focus on and i'm hopeful there can be some kind of change. >> schieffer: senator, i'd like your view on why is it that it is so hard to get anything done in this area because you know, it's not just that congress is reluctant to pass laws. members as we found out this weekend when we tried to get guests to come on and talk about this on "face the nation," people are just reluctant to even discuss it. it's-- it's the thing that-- i they're more reluctant to talk about this than they are about raising taxes when you come right down to it. >> yeah, well, that may well be true. we've been gridlocked. you have both sides off in a corner, and i as somebody who wrote the brady law and was the house author of the assault weapons ban spend more of my time trying to stop bad things from happening than being able to do good things. i think w
Current
Dec 19, 2012 11:00pm PST
gun is a good guy with a gun. >> jennifer: but the facts just do not bare that out. consider the gabby giffords shooting. an armedman was there and afterwards he tells reporters this. >> i carry a weapon and when i heard gunfire i ran out and i would have shot him. >> jennifer: the man he thought was the shooter was not actually the shooter, it was another man who wrestled the gun away from the shooter. here is what he had to say about that. >> i want to say it was a matter of seconds, two maybe three seconds, between when i came through the doorway and holding jared down. so i was really lucky. >> jennifer: he was lucky. so was the man he almost killed. simply put, relying on armed citizens to keep us safe it just doesn't work. according to mother jones there have been 62 mass shootingings in the last decade. not one has been stopped by a good guy returning fire. in cases where civils did try to fight back two were gravely injured or killed. mutually assured destruction just doesn't work that well with suicidal maniacs, so we need to find another way to keep our six-year-olds safe in
ABC
Dec 20, 2012 5:30pm PST
happened in arizona, during the attack on congresswoman gabby giffords. jared loughner was wrestled down when he stopped shooting to reload his pistol. and then there was that school shooting right here in maryland earlier this year. >> the suspect in this case tried to reload the weapon. we had a teacher tackle him during that process. >> reporter: a teacher got him? >> a teacher. a brave teacher. >> reporter: last week, at sandy hook elementary, police believe adam lanza was armed with high-capacity magazines. he didn't have to stop to reload until he had fired at least 30 times. any reason why you think the general public should have a high-capacity magazine? >> no. no place for it. >> reporter: when he went to washington today, chief johnson met with vice president biden as he continues pushing for that ban. meanwhile, diane, i checked with various gun shops around the country and those high-capacity magazines, they're flying off the shelves. some stores tell me they're sold out. >> all right, john quinones, so great to have you reporting in for us tonight. and i want everybody to be
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